QWhy are GMOs considered bad?

Why are GMOs considered bad?

AExpert Answer

There is a lot of misinformation across our society, media and the internet on GMOs. GM crops have been grown for more than 20 years. Arguments around GM crops being good or bad have formed various opinions but many of the criticisms around GM crops are not unique to GM crops but also applicable to other forms of agriculture.

 

Robert Wager, Vancouver Island University faculty member, explains the real criticisms of GM crops including the high costs of GM seeds, regulatory costs, germline biodiversity, cross pollination, fertilizer use and herbicide-resistant weeds.

 

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